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yellowtail

[yel-oh-teyl] /ˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl/
noun, plural yellowtails (especially collectively) yellowtail.
1.
a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.
2.
Also called yellowtail snapper. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
4.
any of several other fishes with a yellow caudal fin.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; yellow + tail1
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Examples for yellowtail
  • Notable exceptions were the yellowtail, which was delicious, and the squid and the scallop.
  • Our yellowtail sashimi literally melts away into a mouthful of flavor.
  • yellowtail flounder is one of several species that was intended to be protected by the groundfish closed areas.
British Dictionary definitions for yellowtail

yellowtail

/ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl/
noun (pl) -tails, -tail
1.
a carangid game fish, Seriola dorsalis, of coastal waters of S California and Mexico, having a yellow tail fin
2.
any of various similar fishes
3.
Also called yellowtail moth. any of various similar fishes Another name for goldtail moth
4.
(Austral) another word for yellowtail kingfish
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